I am a 37 year old woman. Mother of two. Non-smoker, was vegetarian for 10 years until I had kids. Generally healthy and active. I have had a nagging feeling in my stomach for many years. About 10 years ago, I finally went to a gastroentrologist and had a string of tests... endoscopic upper GI, barium tests, scans... plus tried many pills and prescriptions and nothing ever helped me. The feeling is that of a slightly nausious,empty feeling that never goes away, but definately feels worse when I am empty (morning). I have another upper GI scheduled to do next week to start this all over again. I have thought of many things, like the fact that I am an artist and was around some hazardous fumes at times, but have not been for the past 7 years since my children were born. I can eat anything.. do not get heartburn... nothing really makes it worse. This is why I gave up years ago. I mean I wasn't losing weight or anything and the next step was opening me up which just wasn't worth it to me. I have lived with it this long, so.... but now I have thrown up several mornings. I even thought perhaps I was pregnant again, but I am not.
Any thoughts on this coming from something other than my digestive system? I have no intestinal problems. I have always had a dry cough certain times of the year and it seems that there is sometimes a very "sticky" film on my throat (esophogus) that is hard to cough up. Could this be more of a respiratory thing and we are going in the wrong direction????? I have had this in every place I have lived, so I do not believe it to be an allergy produced feeling.... but maybe? Mold? I think sometimes the Dr believes I am making this up. After all the tests, it makes me feel like just giving up really. But honestly my personality isn't one to complain and I even have a high pain tolerance. Not looking for a diagnosis, just some direction...
must I just live this way?